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PlantFiles: Gasteria
Gasteria bicolor

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: bicolor (BY-kul-ur) (Info)

Synonym:Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Synonym:Gasteria maculata
Synonym:Gasteria caespitosa

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral cactus_lover On Nov 5, 2005, cactus_lover from FSD
Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:

Stem becomes elongated to 14 cm;green,distichous leaves 20-25 cm long with white spots.

Neutral palmbob On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

RElatively common GAsteria with mottled dark green leaves.. can get tall as leaves keep stacking on themselves (will need external support everntually or will fall over/break off).


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Clovis, California
Novato, California
Ontario, California
Spring Valley, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Bonita Springs, Florida
Elizabeth, Indiana
Austin, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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